DJ Megatron Killed in NYC

The TV/radio personality was shot near home early Sunday.

Posted: 03/27/2011 03:33 PM EDT

Police reports that radio and TV personality DJ Megatron has been shot and killed near his Staten Island home at 2 a.m. Sunday during a late run to a store. He was found dead with a gunshot wound in the stomach. The 32-year-old, born Corey McGriff, had become a fixture in recent segments of "What's Good" on "106 & Park" in addition to working for hip hop and R&B stations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. He also appeared in movies including 2005's State Property 2 alongside rappers Beanie Sigle and N.O.R.E.

Witnesses say they heard a single gunshot in the Clifton area of Staten Island and he was later pronounced dead on the scene. No arrests have been made at this time, but police are investigating the shooting. An NYPD official would not say if they would look into allegations that a commenter on Megatron's YouTube videos accusing him of owing money might have been behind the murder.

"It's just earth-shattering," his mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60, told the Daily News over the phone from her Georgia home. "Words can't describe how my husband and I feel right now. I just don't know how we're going to make it without him. He was our golden child."

The family plans to launch a scholarship fund in his three children's name, whose ages range from 11 years to nine months old.

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